If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh

hammpix:

Folks welcomed the hand reference I posted, so here’s some foot reference.

As an artist you’ll draw A LOT of feet, especially feet that REST ON THE GROUND. Don’t be one of those artists who hides feet behind grass or mist all the time. Print these out and draw ‘em.

I included the knees because you’ll need to know how feet connect with legs; draw ‘em up to the knee.

himekofujisaki:

hinomaru721:

Which one is your hairstyle??

The crappy ver. of 37

maze-of-pines SAID:
Your line art is killing me, it's absolutely gorgeous! o.O Any tips? I suppose it just comes naturally to you now, but was there a time where you had to actively think about your line quality and the marks you were making?

baelgrave-art:

Tumblr ate my first response to this question, so it looks like I get to type it all over again. HOO BOY.

First of all, thank you! Pfffffffft. You’re too sweet.

Yeah, it’s pretty second-nature by now. For the longest time, I really didn’t pay much attention to form in much of my art; all that existed in my own little world were anatomy and line. So, I got really good at faking anatomy and depth with line weight! It’s so ingrained by now that line weight literally just happens when I sketch. As a friend of a friend of mine likes to say, “If you can’t make good designs, at least make pretty lines!” 

Anecdotes aside, here’re the rules I generally follow. All rules can be broken, though, but these are the big ones, in somewhat of a descending hierarchy:

  1. The big rule is exaggerate line weight around details you want to draw attention to!
  2. Thicker lines around the contour of your object. This will make your silhouette pop, and really pull out any shapes you’re proud of in your design.
  3. Thicker lines under forms! Think underbellies, feet, chins, and other grounded forms. This gives your object weight, and can hint at shadow. This is very prevalent in animation, where the illusion of weight is an important part of bringing your character to life.
  4. Thicker lines around objects that are closer! This creates a sense of depth. Very important -  especially when the only method you have to convey where forms are in space is line!
  5. Thicker lines around any other forms you want to emphasize. Think the bases of sturdier forms, like the bases of ears, teeth, shoulders, etc. 
  6. The big one you often see in my art is thicker lines around where objects meet.
  7. Finally, use thinner or lighter lines for smaller details inside and for areas of high detail. These are the thinnest lines in the hierarchy, so that your eyes will not register high-detail areas as a mess.

This will really give a sense of depth, and create a flowy, fluid feel. I picked this up from studying stuff like Alphonse Mucha’s art and pushing it. 

Anyway, here’s a good example of much of the stuff up top put into action on this owl:

But that’s it! I’m really no expert at this kind of thing; especially because line is pretty much the only thing I’m good at LOL. I hope that helps. It’s actually kind of difficult to explain something I kind of just do, so I hope this makes at least some sense.

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pro-choice-or-no-voice:

To start off Birth Control Appreciation Day, I decided to make an informative masterpost on contraceptives! I hope this helps anyone who may want more information on their birth control or someone trying to decide what kind of birth control is best for themselves! Happy (birth control) hunting! - Paige

DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL:
  • Birth Control Pills - [x] [x]
  • Mini Pill (Progesterone-only Pill) -  [x]
  • The Patch (Ortho Evra) - [x] [x]
  • The Shot (Depo-Provera) - [x] [x]
  • Birth Control Sponge - [x] [x]
  • Vaginal Ring (Nuva Ring) - [x] [x]
  • Spermicide - [x] [x]
  • Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon) - [x] [x]
  • IUDs (Mirena, Skyla, and ParaGard) - [x] [x]
  • Condoms (Male and Female) - [x]
  • Withdrawal (Pullout Method) - [x] [x]
  • Diaphragm - [x] [x]
  • Breastfeeding - [x]
  • Cervical Cap - [x] [x]
  • Sterilization (Male and Female) - [x]
  • Abstinence - [x] [x]
  • Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs) - [x] [x]
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL:
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES:
OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES AND/OR CERTAIN 
PREFERENCES
:
OTHER BENEFITS OF TAKING BIRTH CONTROL:
MYTHS ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL (All the myths below are dispelled 
through the links given):
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felitomkinson:

nekokat42:

kiyokon:

June 24 - Futuristic Weaponry

My secret to art is that I don’t know what I’m doing 99% of the time.

This is the most awkward and the most helpful tutorial I have seen all day thank you.

incredible

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wingedbyday:

//Absurdly helpful for people writing royal characters and/or characters who interact with royalty and members of the nobility.

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reishizuya:

HEY GUYS THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT ART REF

helpyoudraw:

How to blend your pencil

deviantart:

How to achieve perfect abs in six easy steps (at least on paper).

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